Ibex / Tule Valley Hardpan | Utah Back Country Pilots Association

Ibex / Tule Valley Hardpan

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Airstrip Info

Frequency 122.90
Elevation 4748 ft
Lat/Long 38.9834, -113.3666
38° 59.004' , -113° 21.996'
Runway All 10000 ft x 3000 ft
Ownership BLM


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Description: The Tule Valley Hardpan (aka Ibex) is a large dry lake bed just west of Sevier Dry Lake. Ibex is one of the three back country airstrips included in the State's "FLY UTAH Passport Program". To learn more, head to their website.

The Ibex Hardpan Briefing guide is available here.

Runway: Generally pilots land north/south on the area south of the island that rises about 200 feet above the hardpan.

Approach Considerations: Rapidly rising terrain west of the landing surface.

Amenities: None

Windsock: Yes, located atop the island.

Russell Obrien
11 months ago in a C170B with 8x6 tires

Area in great condition with some standing water northwest of the 'designated' landing area. Wind sock hanging with a tear, and post leaning. Secured wind sock and straightened post a bit.


Dustin Dickerson
1 year ago in a KITFOX STI with 29" tires

Windsock was blown over. Stood it back up and moved a bunch of large rocks to secure it. Cows are grazing in the area and are crossuing the middle of lake-bed to get water. Hard pan was dry.


Roy Evans II
1 year ago

Submitted via email : "Visited ibex yesterday, stood the wind sock back up. Ground is good and hard. Great day."


Wendy Lessig
2 years ago in a Supercub with 31” bushwheels tires

Runway is NOT in good condition. Ibex is very wet, too wet to land, even with big bushwheels. Standing water in all quadrants. More rain is in the forecast for this week. Windsock was missing.


Cory Wolf
2 years ago in a C205 with 850s tires

The north landing area is in great shape. We landed there with a C170 and a 206 both also on 850s. The area south of the sagebrush that is between the island and the north landing area looked wet/damp and not usable yet. The pole for the windsock looked like it was up but the sock wasn't seen. We didn't have time to hike over from the north landing area. It may just be up in the rocks.


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